Warren County police officer dies at age of 43

Sgt. Larry B. Cornett of the Clearcreek Twp. Police Department died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, June 2, his department announced.

The 43-year-old Cornett began his career with the township police in December 1998 as a part-time police officer. He became a full-time officer in 1999 and was promoted to sergeant in April 2008.

Cornett was a road patrol supervisor until March 2017, when he became the investigative sergeant.

An autopsy is pending, according to Clearcreek Police Chief John Terrill.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Larry B. Cornett Memorial Fund, in care of the Wright-Patt Credit Union. Gifts are to benefit his sons.

Cornett, of Clarksville, graduated from Waynesville High School in 1993 and attended Otterbein University.

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He played football in high school and college.

Cornett was union president for the sergeants under the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (OPBA) and was a member of the Warren County FOP Lodge 103, past Master of Waynesville Masonic Lodge #163, past District Deputy Grand Master for the 2nd Masonic District, Worthy Patron of Miami Chapter #107 O.E.S, and Orator of the Dayton Chapter of Rose Croix.

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Cornett was involved with charitable causes, including Special Olympics Ohio and an organizer of the Caesar Creek Polar Plunge, which benefited Special Olympics Ohio.

He was also the co-leader for Southwest Ohio for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and a board member for the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel (Howell) Cornett; two sons Bryan Christopher and Oscar Henry Cornett; his parents Larry M. and Theresa Cornett; and his sister, Tonya Cornett.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Crossview Christian Church, 4237 E. Social Row Road in Wayne Twp.

Masonic and Scottish Rite Ring services will be held immediately following the visitation at the church. Funeral services will be held 10 am Friday, June 8, at Crossview Christian Church. Harless Maynard will be officiating the service.

Burial will be in Miami Cemetery, Corwin. Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville is serving the family. Condolences at www.stubbsconner.com.

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